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December 2012 - the Christmas buns are coming out of the oven

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PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Sun 23-Dec-12 17:18:23

New fred...

Congratulations giraffe!

WeeJo08 Mon 24-Dec-12 09:54:54

Congratulations Giraffe & BabyGiraffe! grin Hope you're feeling good x

ISpyDingDongMerrilyOnHigh Mon 24-Dec-12 09:58:01

Just checking in to the new thread - will try and keep up a bit more this time grin.

Secondsop Mon 24-Dec-12 10:11:59

Morning all, and congratulations on the new babies! giraffe I also had a rapid delivery after the induction - hope you are recovering well.

Urgh, how the hell do you get them to open their bloody fists for hand prints?! Am resorting to trying to do it when he's asleep. If that doesn't work I give up!!

kate2boysandabump Mon 24-Dec-12 12:30:54

Just managed to catch up and find you all again.

I'm waiting in for the midwife. Ds3 hadn't gained any weight when she weighed him on Friday so she's coming to check him again. Have tried to feed him up all weekend and try not to stress about it too much. He seems happy enough and I was ill for a time which probably didn't help. Fingers crossed he's gained today.

So I''m stuck in on my own as the others have gone out to get on with Christmas stuff sad I'm just hoping she comes before it's time for church. I really don't want to miss it.

Merry Christmas to all have lovely days tomorrow with your newly grown families smile

Clarella Mon 24-Dec-12 12:36:14

lol stacey - I cut nails when he's feeding.... try then?! messy!

congratulations giraffe!

I love my doctor! just rang as running out of pain killers and mw said can get lansinoh on prescription so thought if I asked today it could be there for thurs (running out already!) and she totally reviewed all the pain killers (diclofenac not best for bf) plus those lovely peppeemint pills for wind etc plus lansinoh plus okayed proctosydl (best for piles) AND faxed it all through to the local chemist fir me to pick up this afternoon! I'm going to be a new woman! who rattles somewhat

Clarella Mon 24-Dec-12 12:39:14

and got George in the moby sling very happily - tummy seemed to cope at mo if sitting (actually a massive bonus) and walking though can't do anything else yet except stuff my face so that'll be good for tomorrow grin

FriendofDorothy Mon 24-Dec-12 13:22:11

The midwife has been to visit and has signed us off. Edward lost 2 oz off his birth weight when he was weighed last but has now put on a massive 5oz so he is 3oz up on birth weight. It would seen that my milk is good stuff for a growing baby! Also, he only woke up once last night which was fantastic.

In other news about my nether region, the health visitor also visited today and she seems to think that I may have vulval variscosities. She knew lots about them because she also had them after she had a baby - fortunately this is a health visitor I know well from work and she and I can talk about absolutely anything.

She agreed they are more painful than anything else, including childbirth, and there is not much I can do about them other than recline as much as possible to take the weight off my pelvic area and to take anti-inflammatories and painkillers. She reckons that it took a good 2-3 weeks to stop hurting. Bugger!
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PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Mon 24-Dec-12 13:33:06

Stats list bump smile wonder if we'll get any Jesuses tomorrow?!

PurplePidjChickIsNotTheMessiah Mon 24-Dec-12 13:33:38

Gah! blush

itsallinmyhead Mon 24-Dec-12 13:39:25

Thanks for the warm welcome!

Midwife has just been here too. She told me to get the gp to make a home visit as there have been a few babies diagnosed with pneumonia recently and she didn't want Jude going out in this weather....cue call to surgery and despite my insistence, as well as relaying the midwives instructions, gp refuses to come, so Jude will need to go out after all.

I don't expect the baby to have more than a cold and a high temp but all the same, I'm bloody fuming!

Had to get that off my chest.

SpottyTeacakes Mon 24-Dec-12 13:41:14

I can't add to the stats list as I'm on my phone...

Ouch FoD I feel for you. I found the gel (preparation h?) quite soothing for that with dd (I don't know if it's recommended or not confused)

Secondsop Mon 24-Dec-12 22:18:58

Hello, as I'm sure tomorrow will be hectic for all of us I just wanted to get in now to wish you all a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful babies. This forum has been such a support and comfort to me in what has been simultaneously the hardest and most amazing time of my life.

brooke89 Mon 24-Dec-12 22:29:51

Second what seconds has said... Thank you everyone for all the support smile have a merry Christmas everyone!!! x x

WeeJo08 Mon 24-Dec-12 22:56:57

What a lovely message, seconds! Totally agree, thank you everyone, for support, encouragement, laughs & advice. Have a lovely first Christmas with your squidgy, scrunchy, beautiful babies...enjoy the forbidden foods from pregnancy! (And maybe a cheeky glass of something fizzy!) grin

StrawberrytallCAKE Tue 25-Dec-12 01:34:44

Congrats to all new babies!! Happy Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone! Have a great time!

Bellaboo123 Tue 25-Dec-12 02:59:12

Great message seconds and totally agree...! Has been a fab support group both during pregnancy and more so now we've got our little ones.

Merry christmas everyone x

Bellaboo123 Tue 25-Dec-12 03:00:47

Omg aurelia was just feeding in my arms and having a break and little just scream really loudly and high pitch...I nearly jump out my was as though she was testing what noises she cld make...woke DP up lol...anyone else had this!!!

HoneyMumandSon Tue 25-Dec-12 12:00:03

Hope all are having a fantastic Christmas. I've been very spoilt- DH got me a relaxation kit of bubble baths, chocolate, body butter, body scrub and the promise of looking after Dash while I make use of them! Dash got me an early edition of one of my favourite books. Very spoilt mummy!

WillYuleDoTheFandango Tue 25-Dec-12 17:35:30

Merry Christmas everyone smile, hope everyone is having a relaxing day with your lovely babies. I list mine to an endless game of pass the parcel about an hour ago hmm I'm about to snatch him back in a moment!

WillYuleDoTheFandango Tue 25-Dec-12 17:35:50

Lost not list

SpottyTeacakes Tue 25-Dec-12 21:39:41

Argh we have green poo...

SeymoreInOz Tue 25-Dec-12 22:30:07

Merry Christmas everyone!

Congratulations to all the new arrivals. I wonder if we've had any Christmas day babies!

Thanks for all the advice on baths, I thought it was different to what I remembered. Anyway I had a lovely bath this morning (boxing day here) and it was nice to lean back and not be squashed by my bump!

Christmas day was hard work for us. DS has a cold and his bum was still v raw so he was extremely grumpy. Between 7am and 3pm he slept for 20 mins and spent the rest of the time crying. We muddled through it though and the DCs were distracted by their new toys. His bum seems a bit better today after our trip to the GP on Monday. He's still pooing all the time though. We got through 50 nappies in a day and a half!

Spotty DD used to do green poo a lot, DS hasn't done one yet though. I could never figure out what caused it but she always seemed quite unsettled beforehand.

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